It’s Popcorn Season!

by on August 20, 2014

Hi Scouting Families !

I hope everyone had a fun Summer and you had a chance to join in some of our activities. As many of you know, the ending of the summer season brings the start of Cub Scout Popcorn season!  We sell Trail’s End Popcorn and RightResponse First Aid kits to raise money for our pack’s activities. You should have received the popcorn order forms in the mail by now and we will be passing out first aid kit order forms at our next meeting. There are a number of great prizes from OCBSA this year and I hope you get out there and start selling right away.

panelAs cool as those OCBSA rewards are, you know that we, at Pack 811, do it better. We have some BIG prizes for the top two sellers and some awesome prizes for those who sell a large amount of popcorn and first aid kits. We’ll give you the details about them at our first Pack Meeting on September 7th.

As a special incentive, we will raffle off a HD Google Android Tablet PC and some other cool prizes for any scout who brings in just $100 in orders on their order sheet, or orders $100 in Show-N-Deliver product by our September Pack Meeting.  

We sell popcorn and kits in THREE WAYS. The first is by Take-Order. Using the order forms, you simply “take orders” from friends and family and deliver their popcorn and kits on November 16. The second method is Show and Sell. We will be selling popcorn and kits at grocery stores on September 20 and 21, and at banks on September 26 and 27.  Each scout is limited to one shift (unless open shifts remain three days prior to the event). Please click HERE to sign up for the shifts. Any scout who participates in any of the shifts will be in a drawing for some cool prizes at the October Pack Meeting. 

The last, and easiest, method is Show and Deliver. You order your own bags of popcorn and kits which you can sell directly to customers door to door beginning September 21nd.  There is no need to return a second time to deliver the popcorn, and there is no money due until after you sell the popcorn.   Please click HERE to place your order no later than September 1 to be sure to get the inventory you would like. Additional orders can be placed after September 1, but they will be limited to on hand inventory. Please choose the amount carefully because you are responsible for all the popcorn and kits you order. Here’s a hint: the top sellers in the pack for the past 5 years have ALWAYS ordered Show and Deliver product! 

As on the past, the money earned through popcorn and first aid sales is essential to fund all of our events and awards. We need EVERY family to, as the Law of the Pack says, “help the pack GO”!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. We will have extra order sheets if you need them. Good luck and happy selling.

Yours in Scouting,

John Koos and Jo Rivera
2014 Popcorn Kernels

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